UN Assembly Adopts Greek Resolution on Return of Cultural Property

UNGA unanimously adopted the resolution proposal, the Greek Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.


A resolution titled “Return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin,” proposed by Greece, has been unanimously adopted by the United Nations General Assembly

The three-year resolution was supported by an unprecedented 111 countries, the Foreign Ministry said in a post on Twitter on Tuesday, and was adopted by the Plenary Session on Monday.

Greece has been campaigning for the return of its ancient treasures, including the Parthenon Marbles held by the British Museum, for centuries. This news comes at a moment when the world seems to be expressing new support for the campaign, and after Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis vowed to use “every means” in its quest to persuade London to relinquish the Parthenon sculptures.


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